Slow after Clean Install

Discussion in 'Windows XP Installation and Setup' started by MADM, Sep 24, 2015.

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    MADM

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    Hi
    I am sure this must have been asked before but I don't see it.
    I recently removed windows 7, formatted my hard drive and did a clean install of XP professional sp2.
    When running windows 7 the system was very fast, now with XP, it is EXTREMELY slow.
    Any ideas why? and how can I fix it?
    I am not a computer buff, not very computer savvy at all about computers. I come from the slide rule era!
    Any help would be very much appreciated.
    Thanks
     
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    did you install all the drivers?

    what is the make, model and model number of the pc, laptop or desktop??

    have you ever performed a clean install before??
     
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    Laptop - HP - sorry, not near that computer at the moment (it is not connected to the internet)
    and NO, never done a clean install - didn't know I was going to do one until I did - long story but it was a process of mistake after mistake.
    Feel a bit foolish now, maybe getting older than I care to admit
     
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    hp pc's need a patch sometimes read below and also read a couple of the links on How to perform a clean install, get all the drivers for your pc downloaded to a flash drive, download sp3 to a flash drive and the patch if needed. I can help you with the drivers, but need the model and model number of your hp pc.

    also, is it home or professional xp??


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    http://pcsupport.about.com/od/operatingsystems/ss/instxpclean1.htm
    With pictures of clean install
    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-xp/help/setup/install-windows-xp
    http://www.windowsxphome.windowsreinstall.com/sp2installxpcdoldhdd/indexfullpage.htm
    http://www.blackviper.com/os-install-guides/windows-xp-professional-install-guide/
    http://tweakhound.com/xp/installxp/installXP1.htm
    Clean installs of XP sites

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    ask any questions after reading the above :)
     
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    wow, thank you
    any help would be appreciated
    its a pro book 6570
     
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    just realized that I copied all the drivers from windows onto my expansion drive before wiping the drive clean.
    are they what I need and how can I reinstall them?
    they are all in folders but there is nothing to install them, you know, an icon that says install or run or something
     
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    Elizabeth23, Sep 25, 2015
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